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The Final Hurdle

Who says college doesn’t prepare you for the real world? Sometimes they do, right down to the final moment when the tassel is turned from right to left. I’m talking about commencement speeches, which prepare students for the many dull speeches pushing shaky political ideas they will be subjected to for the rest of their lives. Jenna Ashley Robinson discusses how, in this most political of years, political speakers dominated the commencement landscape in North Carolina.

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The crisis of the Democrats is becoming more evident each week. Those of us who have been loudly predicting for years that the Russian-collusion argument would be exposed as a defamatory farce, and that the authors of it would eventually pay for it, are bemused at the fallback position of the Trump-haters: that ... Read More
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Some of you will be familiar with a lefty, partisan Democratic organization called MoveOn, formerly MoveOn.Org. It was founded during an investigation into President Bill Clinton’s shenanigans (which were not, Democratic mythology notwithstanding, strictly sexual in nature) and argued that it was time for the ... Read More

Why ‘Stop Sanders’?

'Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?” T. S. Eliot asked. “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” And where is the intelligence we have lost in cleverness? Cleverness is the plague of our political classes, an influenza of the intellect. The consultants are always trying to ... Read More